We sat together for quite a while. He held the leash and protected Gracie, making certain she was always under the shade of the patio umbrella, as he told me about waiting for a femur from a cadaver. He had had two potential femurs but both had been found to be infected while he was hospitalized awaiting surgery. He told me about his mom and his dad, the mountains and wildflowers in Colorado, his dogs, his life, his hopes and how hard it is to wait. Waiting to find life again after war - waiting to find his future.
After this first day with Jason, I saw him on many, many more visits to the Fisher House over the next year and a half. Today he is back in the mountains of Colorado and very blessed to be alive!
I miss him. He was a friend. I wish him well. And more importantly I thank him!
"Live the questions. Wait for the answers."
"Healing is embracing what is most feared: healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction, healing is learning to trust life."
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